Tonga sends more contingents to RAMSI

Tonga has sent three Police officers to Canberra, Australia in a one month pre-deployment training programme that prepares contingents before heading to the Solomon Islands.

This is part of Tongan government 2003 agreement with six member states of the Pacific Islands Forum – Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa – to send police and military forces under the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) to help restore order in the Solomon Islands.

The 14th contingent, led by Acting Inspector Halatoa Taufa, includes Sergeant Semisi V. Motuápuaka and Senior Constable Lute Tonga.

Three Tongan contingents are currently in the Solomon Islands and they are expected to return to Tonga when the police officers will arrive from Canberra.

The police officers will be working in the justice sector.

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